Regional, municipal election campaigns begin in Djibouti

January 11, 2012

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Political parties kicked off their campaigns in Djibouti on Sunday night (January 8th) in preparation for the first round of regional and municipal elections scheduled for January 20th, Djibouti's La Nation reported.

Several parties, ranging from the Union for a Presidential Majority (UMP), a coalition of four political parties united around President Ismail Guellah, to the independent opposition Rally for Action Democracy and Development (RADD) movement are expected to hold political rallies in the coming days.

Candidates from RADD launched their campaign by unveiling platforms focused on job creation, education, and youth and family policies at a rally at the University of Djibouti on Sunday.

The UMP is also expected to host several events this week around the capital and other parts of the country, the paper reported.

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